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About Nicholls State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




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Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Nicholls State University was established in 1948 under the name Francis.T.Nicholls Junior College of Louisiana State University. In 1970, the institution got the identity of a university and was renamed Nicholls State University. The university encourages students to dwell on a vision for the future and be responsible leaders in the global society. The university is an active participant in local developments by sustaining partnerships with businesses, local school systems, community agencies, and other educational institutions. It is a public institution located at Thibodaux in Louisiana.

  • The university has an acceptance rate of 94%.

  • The student-faculty ratio at the university is 20:1.

  • The student population consists of 6,255 students in total. This includes 4,816 full-time students and 1,439 part-time enrollments.

  • The retention rate for full-time students is 70% and for part-time students is 71%.

  • The total graduation rate at the university is 47%.

Online Education at Nicholls State University

The university provides 11 online programs spread across 9 disciplines. The disciplines include Nursing, Literature, History, Sociology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Education, Business Management, Engineering, and Psychology fields.

  • Nicholls State University Moodle is an online Learning Management System that is used to conduct online classes.

  • The platform is user-friendly and the interface is well organized and easy to navigate. Through the online platform, students can also access course news, course content, grades, assignments, quizzes, class progress, and class lists plus attend quizzes and partake in group discussions.

  • The online platform is also aided by Watermark learning solutions collaborated with Taskstream, Tk20, and LiveText online platforms for education.


  • It is a great university that ensures an amazing college experience. The teachers and administration provide the students with the tools necessary to succeed. The university provides over 100 clubs that the students can join. If there’s not a club that you like, you can create your own. The infrastructural provision at the school is world-class.

  • The community at the university including the residence in the city of Thibodaux is super friendly and they really care about the well being of the students. The faculty members go out of their way to help freshers get adjusted to college life and the professors are always available for extra help regarding academics or otherwise. The residence halls are all really nice and are more laid back for the students’ comfort. The food is amazing and the cafeteria provides a tasty alternative for cravings.

Contact Information

Address:   906 E 1st St, Thibodaux, LA 70301, United States

Contact Number: 877-642-4655

Location & Contact


University Station La Hwy 1


Email: N/A
Phone: 8776424655
Fax: 9854484920
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Based on the U.S. News, #84th at Regional University South.

Other than this, Nicholls State University ranks in the following:

  • #103 in Top Performers in Social Mobility.

  • #38 in Top Public Schools.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

870 - 1090

ACT Range

20 - 24

Application Fee




High School GPA


Accept Common App


Nicholls State University is quite an easy school with moderate chances to get admitted in, with the acceptance rate of 94%. Last year, over 94 applicants out of every 100 were admitted into the faculty. Academically it has an average requirement for admission test scores.

The SAT score should be in 870 or above and an ACT score should be 20 or above. The average high school GPA requirement is 3.19 or above on a 4.0 scale for the admitted freshmen class.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


Average Annual Cost


Books And Supplies


Other Fees


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


You might be thinking of  "How much does it take to attend the NSU?", So here is the answer to your query. The total cost to attend the University is $23,118 annually, it varies depending upon the program an applicant applies for, there are slight variations in the cost of attendance for various programs.

The Net-price to attend the university is $10,496, the average total cost for tuition is $4,922, books and supplies is $1,300, $9,754 for room and board, and $3,030 for other fees.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Mining and Petroleum Technologies/T...

171 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

116 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

111 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

95 Graduates

Culinary Arts and Related Services

71 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

68 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

48 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

48 Graduates

Biology, General

45 Graduates

Psychology, General

38 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

33 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

30 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

28 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

22 Graduates


21 Graduates


18 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

17 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

17 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

16 Graduates


16 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

15 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

15 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

12 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

9 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

8 Graduates


7 Graduates


5 Graduates

Political Science and Government

4 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

4 Graduates


3 Graduates

Engineering-Related Technologies

2 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




70% White

2% Unknown

18% Black

4% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

2% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$49,305 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,424/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

maroon and grey

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southland Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)






Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)





Track and Field


Beach Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $10,038 per year. The average meal plan at NSU costs around $3,424 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 36% male and 64% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$149 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


The university provides many financial support schemes for students who need them. These measures are done to ensure easy payment of fees and meeting other expenses for the students. The financial aids are subject to the eligibility of the applicant which ranges from nationality and citizenship to academic excellence to a military background and financial condition of the student.

Interested applicants are required to fill in the FAFSA form. Nicholls State University federal school code is 002005. The aids are provided in various formats such as scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. The various financial aids provided by Nicholls State University include the following:

  • Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, and Federal Work-Study option as part of Federal Aids along with Federal Loans like Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan.

  • State Aids provided include the Louisiana Go Grant.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill is provided as the Military Aid.

  • Institutional Aids include Nicholls State University scholarships such as The Albert “AI” Cunningham, Jr. Endowed Scholarship, Allen.J.Danos, Sr. Memorial Scholarship, Alice and William Calloway Band Scholarship in The College of Arts and Sciences, Allan and Helena Dusenbury Scholarship, and the Alma Stark Cecil Scholarship.

The Percentage of Aid offered to the students per year at Nicholls State University per year is given below:

  • A total of 89% of students receive Gift Aid for an average amount of $8,142.

  • A total of 38% of students receive Federal Grant Aid for an average amount of $4,712.

  • An average amount of $4,840 is offered as State Aid to 74% of students.

  • And a total of 50% of students receive Institutional Aid for an average amount of $3,819.

Average Grant that will be offered is based on student's Family Income, for the detailed information about Average Net Price by Family Income, go to the Program and Tuition page.

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